[Bf-education] Dance Animation Using Blender Plus Featured Video Projects

avi dey adtwinonline at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 12:33:16 CET 2013

 December 6, 2013

Topic:  Dance Animation 3D Tools Demo
(Softkinetic ISSU & Blender 3D Artists)

Hi Marcello,

Your Comment:  I may be completely wrong but let me proceed anyways:

Converration:   you need better familiarity with what is "successful"
technology such as
Softkinetic issu powered a most popular dance animation game.  You just
don't know
yet, until you try to accomplish what Sofkinetic ISSU  can do.

It's a "depth and movement sensing" features that gives the 3D effect and
it's a popular 3D with game developers in the mass entertainment world.

Secondly, It does have something to do with Blender 3D as I have pointed
out before. Only one Japanese blender skilled person has used Blender to to
Dance Animation. I have given you the example.

Let's do more and experiment and buid examples rather than focus on talking
among strangers that boggs down to "blind leading the blind".

A 'spirit of experimentation" and virtual teaming protocol is what is
needed, both in this particular application of  Dance Animation, both for
Blender 3D  Dance Animation and  Softkinetic ISSU.

If ISSU can do this better, and at an affordable cost without complexity,
then that's the preferred route.  But it helps to have more people familiar
with how to do dance animation with Blender 3D tool.

I know it can be done, and has been done by the example I provided earlier.

Avi Dey
Principal Investigator (PI)

 Heritage Dance 3D Gesture Tools
Music Video Game Indie Guild
at Fairfax VA Community Forum
(Softkinetic ISSU & Blender Artists Circle)

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Marcelo V <mv_email at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  Dear Avi,
> I did not make any research about the subject but I will comment the video
> based on my observations.
> I may be completely wrong but let me proceed anyways:
> The dancers are not 3D models. They are real people with dancing with a
> green screen on background.
> The image is being mixed and filters for increasing saturation and
> contrast.
> Each dancer wears a glove with pre-selected/known colors where the
> position are being tracked. The SW processing the image compare the hands
> position against a pattern in the time domain to give a rate
> (Good/Bad/etc). I would even bet that if you only place the hands in the
> right place you may get a "Good" from your virtual instructor even without
> following the dance.
> I do not see any relation of this image processing with Blender. Blender
> could be used for modeling better virtual instructor but this would be done
> in development time, not in real time.
> Anyways... I do not see any way Blender could be used to implement this in
> real time.
> Suggestion... take a look at OpenCV and other libraries to help you with
> image processing and a game engine tool or even OpenGL to perform what you
> need in real time.
> Have fun,
> Marcelo
>    ------------------------------
> *From:* avi dey <adtwinonline at gmail.com>
> *To:* Bf-education at blender.org
> *Cc:* Piotr Arlukowicz <piotao at gmail.com>; Marcelo V <mv_email at yahoo.com>;
> Zach Kurth-Nelson <zach.kurthnelson at gmail.com>; Carol Gaylor <
> cgaylor at sgia.org>
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:27:50 PM
> *Subject:* Dance Animation Using Blender Plus Featured Video Projects
> December 05, 2013
> *Dance Animation Using Blender Plus Featured Video Projects*
> Current Topic:  I am now looking deeper into Dance 3D Animation Popular
> Tool.  There is one such tool stands out  based on my brief search today
> as to what is popular among dance animation.
> One of the most successful companies in 3D Dance Animation music video
> games is  Ubisoft .   T
> heir  Just Dance 3D Game Series uses the Dance Animation Software Engine
> so called *3D Gesture Recognition Middleware by a company located in
> Belgium .  Their popular 3D tool is called  SoftKinetic iisu*
> Below is a sample of what Softkinetic issu powered a most popular dance
> animation game that I just found in utube.
> Jailhouse Rock by Ubisoft  (Elvis Presley Classic)
>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiy7n0PbxbA
> Question:  The "Learning Curve" for doing something like this using
> blender 3D is likely far more difficult than getting access to Softkinetic
> This is the topic I hope to be able to discuss in a forum for those who
> have a serious interest in non-commercial heritage music that are still
> popular in countries like Poland, Canada and  the "Cowboy Rock" From Texas,
> USA, that has a link to heritage and cultures that grew up in America in
> the last 200 years.
> Comments anyone ?
> Avi Dey
>  Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were
> created capable of being.<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomascarl156185.html>
> Thomas Carlyle<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_carlyle.html>
>  Previous  Topic:
> Blender Guru
> Dance Animation  Using Blender
> http://www.blenderguru.com/27-inspiring-blender-animations-that-will-make-your-jaw-drop/
> 26. HapiLoli
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